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Safari Dicor LX 2.2 VTT 2wd

The Magnificient Tourer

It is not often, or even rarely, that a machine becomes a part of a family. Safari Dicor VTT-TMT [The Magnificient Tourer] has bought us back safely home time and again from many a distant lands and unknown situations - never missing a beat as we drove to its capacity beyond that of a 2wd vehicle.

Celebrating the 5 years of ownership and close to a lakh of kilometres of travel, here are some of the memorable images of the Safari VTT - some of the images were clicked by our good friends who accompanied us.



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1The Safari VTT-TMT was bought the day it was released in Kolkata on Oct 15, 2007 and by Oct 16, 2011 it was going out for a 3000 km for the North Bengal forests. The run-in was done on NH34 itself. Son was 2-1/2 years old and thus began our journeys for the years to come.


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2Towards Losar from Kaza, October 2009 - Self-Drive Expedition Travel of Kinnuar to Spiti to Lahaul [Spiti Loop] and then back via Jalori Pass, October 2007


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3Towards Tawang, end Dec 2009 - Self-Drive Exotic Travel of Western Arunachal including Nameri forest of Assam, End December, 2009


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4Checking out of Kuldiha WLS, 2008 - Orissa's Unknown Forests of Kuldiha and Satkosia, 2008


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5Along the River Jayanti, somewhere at the Indo-Bhutan border, enroute Mahakal cave trek.


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6Towards Kabulwali gali, Gurez, Interior Bandipora, Kashmir, October 2011. Self-Drive Exploratory Expedition of Zanskar and Absolutely Unknown Kashmir, Oct 2011


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7Towards Fukche/Koyoul and Demchok, Interior Changthang, Ladakh Self-Drive Expedition of Ladakh and the cold desert of Changthang, October 2011


Video"Chap Rasta" The most uncommon route to Kashmir valley during thewanderers.in self-drive exploratory expedition of Unknown Kashmir and Remote Zanskar. From Killar, Himachal Pradesh, after crossing Sach pass, towards Kisthwar, J&K, via the cliff edge road. A no-error part of the cliff road. Self-Drive Exploratory Expedition of Central Arunachal , March 2012


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8Towards Gurudongmar, North Sikkim, 2009 Self-Drive journey to North Sikkim - Changu Lake, Gurudongmar, Chopta Valley and Yumthang, April 2009


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9At Debrigarh, Orissa, 2008 Self-drive travel and discovery of a "proverbial" Secret Beach, deep in Orissa-Chhattisgarh border - Forests of Debrigarh and Sunabeda, end Dec 2008


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    10Chap rasta, entering Kashmir from Killar, Himachal October 2011 Self-Drive Exploratory Expedition of Zanskar and Absolutely Unknown Kashmir, Oct 2011                                                                  11Yingkiong, Upper Subansiri and beyond, Arunachal April 2012 Self-Drive Exploratory Expedition of Central Arunachal , March 2012


VideoAlmost stuck inside a remote forest with a 2wd 2 tonner. Bihar-Nepal border, Valmiki National Forest


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12At Pangong Lake, Ladakh, October 2010 Self-Drive Expedition of Ladakh and the cold desert of Changthang, October 2010


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13Mechuka, Upper Siang, Arunachal, April 2012 Self-Drive Exploratory Expedition of Central Arunachal, March 2012



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14Towards the source of River Jonk and "Secret Beach" Interior Sunabeda WLS, Orissa Self-drive travel and discovery of a "proverbial" Secret Beach, deep in Orissa-Chhattisgarh border - Forests of Debrigarh and Sunabeda, end Dec 2008


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15Towards Sangestar and PTSO Lake, Dec 2009 Self-Drive Exotic Travel of Western Arunachal including Nameri forest of Assam, End December, 2009


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16At Lolab Valley, October 2011. Self-Drive Exploratory Expedition of Zanskar and Absolutely Unknown Kashmir, Oct 2011


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17Somewhere in Interior Dantewada, October 2009 Self-Drive Exotic Travel of Western Arunachal including Nameri forest of Assam, End December, 2009


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18Lost in a forest, somwhere in Interior Chhattisgarh, Dec 2010 In search of The Wild Buffalo, a.k.a. Jungly Von Bhaisa, the State Animal of Chhattisgarh, end Dec 2010


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19Exteme fog, returning from Arunachal, 4 feet below the road and down in a ditch - end Dec 2009 Self-Drive Exotic Travel of Western Arunachal including Nameri forest of Assam, End December, 2009


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20Among the Bonda tribes, remote southern Orissa, Aug 2009 Self-Drive travel to Interior Chhattisgarh and Orissa - Tribals, Falls & Forests, August 2009


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21Remote Eagle Nest, Western Arunachal, end Dec 2009 Self-Drive Exotic Travel of Western Arunachal including Nameri forest of Assam, End December, 2009


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22Towards Zuluk and Kupup, East Sikkim, May 2009">Self-Drive journey to North Sikkim - Changu Lake, Gurudongmar, Chopta Valley and Yumthang, April 2009 Self-Drive travel along the Silk Route of Sikkim, end May 2009


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23Beyond Kaza towards Kye and Kibber, Himachal, Oct 2007 - Self-Drive Expedition Travel of Kinnuar to Spiti to Lahaul [Spiti Loop] and then back via Jalori Pass, October 2007


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24The one and only Safari VTT-TMT as it journeys proudly and without a fuss at Gurez, interior Bandipora, Kashmir Self-Drive Exploratory Expedition of Zanskar and Absolutely Unknown Kashmir, Oct 2011


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25Beyond Padum, towards Reru, Zanskar Self-Drive Exploratory Expedition of Zanskar and Absolutely Unknown Kashmir, Oct 2011


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26Safari VTT LX 2.2 2wd sharing parking with the Gypsies - none gave it a chance with the icy conditions end Dec 2009 - a proud moment for the Safari - truly The Magnificent Tourer. Self-Drive Exotic Travel of Western Arunachal including Nameri forest of Assam, End December, 2009


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27Crossing the Siang, Interior Central Arunachal, March 2012 Self-Drive Exploratory Expedition of Central Arunachal , March 2012


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28Towards Kaza, Oct 2007 - Self-Drive Expedition Travel of Kinnuar to Spiti to Lahaul [Spiti Loop] and then back via Jalori Pass, October 2007


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29Towards Gurudongmar, North Sikkim, 2009 Self-Drive journey to North Sikkim - Changu Lake, Gurudongmar, Chopta Valley and Yumthang, April 2009


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30At Sangti Valley, off Dirang, Arunachal, end Dec 2009 - Self-Drive Exotic Travel of Western Arunachal including Nameri forest of Assam, End December, 2009


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31On towards Onkadelli and Gupteshwar, remote Orissa/Chhattisgarh border areas, Aug 2009 Self-Drive travel to Interior Chhattisgarh and Orissa - Tribals, Falls & Forests, August 2009


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32The Wanderers - Asmita and Bambi - at end of road at Yarlung near Indo-China LAC, West Siang, Arunachal, March 2012 Self-Drive Exploratory Expedition of Central Arunachal , March 2012


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33Sliding at Kuldiha forest, Orissa Orissa's Unknown Forests of Kuldiha and Satkosia, 2008


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34At Sagnam, towards Pin Valley - Oct 2007 Self-Drive Expedition Travel of Kinnuar to Spiti to Lahaul [Spiti Loop] and then back via Jalori Pass, October 2007


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35Along the River Jayanti, somewhere at the Indo-Bhutan border, enroute Mahakal cave trek.


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36Towards Kunzum Pass, Oct 2009 - Self-Drive Expedition Travel of Kinnuar to Spiti to Lahaul [Spiti Loop] and then back via Jalori Pass, October 2007


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37At Dasaswamedh ghat, 3:30 am after a night drive from Kolkata.


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38Exloring Valmikinagar National Forest, near Bihar-Nepal border


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39Remote Eagle Nest Sanctuary, Western Arunachal, end Dec 2009 Self-Drive Exotic Travel of Western Arunachal including Nameri forest of Assam, End December, 2009


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40Towards Demchok,Indo-China border of Tibet - sometimes we wander into China along an imaginary LAC Self-Drive Expedition of Ladakh and the cold desert of Changthang, October 2011


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41Towards Tuting and Gelling, Indo-China LAC, Arunachal, April 2012 Self-Drive Exploratory Expedition of Central Arunachal, March 2012


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    42Towards Gelling, Indo-China LAC, April 2012 Self-Drive Exploratory Expedition of Central Arunachal , March 2012                                                                  43Debrigarh WLS, Western Orissa, Dec 2008 Self-drive travel and discovery of a "proverbial" Secret Beach, deep in Orissa-Chhattisgarh border - Forests of Debrigarh and Sunabeda, end Dec 2008


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44Along the River Jayanti, somewhere at the Indo-Bhutan border, enroute Mahakal cave trek.

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4What we pack - from folding cots to stove to ration to another extra tyre to what not - and the Safari gobbles everything up!.


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45Towards Chandertal Lake, Himachal, October of 2010 Self-Drive Expedition of Ladakh and the cold desert of Changthang, October 2011


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46Towards Barafwala post, NC Top, Kupwara, Kashmir, Oct 2011 Self-Drive Exploratory Expedition of Zanskar and Absolutely Unknown Kashmir, Oct 2011


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47At Yumthang, North Sikkim, 2009 Self-Drive journey to North Sikkim - Changu Lake, Gurudongmar, Chopta Valley and Yumthang, April 2009


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48At Nacho, Interior Upper Subansiri, Arunachal, March 2012 Self-Drive Exploratory Expedition of Central Arunachal , March 2012


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49Always have brought back safely from many a distant and unknown lands -another member of our family, at North Sikkim, 2009 Self-Drive journey to North Sikkim - Changu Lake, Gurudongmar, Chopta Valley and Yumthang, April 2009